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- “Pilgrim Quiz” (http://www.alden.org/pilgrim_lore/pilgrimquiz.htm)
- Brendan, E. Good Luck ‘Treasure’. The Period Home,1985. 6 (9), 10.
- Brooks, Emily. “Watch Your Step: a tale of ‘builders’ sacrifice’ and lost soles” The National Trust Magazine. no. 91 (Autumn 2000), 67-68. [Sources: quotes Sue Constable, ]
- California State Parks. “A Shoe-In for Best Archeological Find?” Leland Stanford Mansion Restoration http://archaeology.parks.ca.gov/structures/stanford/update00/update2.htm 22 Jan 2001
- Collins, Paul. “Cavity Creeps. Academics discover why horse skulls, bottles of urine, and other oddities keep turning up behind the walls of British homes” Village Voice. Education Supplement: Fall 2004 (http://www.villagevoice.com/arts/0431,collins,55604,12.html)
- “Concealed shoes.” On Candian Ground (http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/Exhibitions/Ground/english/exhibition/smac/cs.html)
- “Concealed Shoes on a Church Tower” Making History. Beyond the Broadcast. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/beyond/factsheets/makhist/makhist5_prog2c.shtml)
- Easton, Timothy. “Spiritual Middens” Encyclopedia of vernacular architecture of the world v.1, Cambridge University Press, 1997. p.568 [Sources: Merrifield, Ralph 1987; Swann, June M. 1969]
- Easton, Timothy. Ritual marks on historic timber. Weald & Downland Open Air Museum Magazine. Spring 1999, 6-9.
- Evans, Ian. “Ritual Objects” World of Old Houses (http://www.oldhouses.com.au/docs/ritual.html) 7 September 2005
- Harris, R. Richard Harris describes some of the marks to be seen on buildings in the Museum. Weald & Downland Open Air Museum Magazine. Spring 1999, 29-30.
- Hoggard, Brian. “The archaeology of folk magic” The Archaeology of Folk Magic. White Dragon – Witchcraft, Occultism and Earth Mysteries for Mercia and Beyond No 23, Beltane 1999, 17-20. http://www.whitedragon.org.uk/articles/folk.htm [Sources: Merriffield, 1987, Swann, 1996 Emphasizes Swan “began the field of study: with her 1969 study.]
- Hoggard, Brian. “Concealed shoes and garments” http://www.folkmagic.co.uk/magic/concealedshoes.htm 7 Dec 2000 [Sources: Cameron, 1998; Merriffield, 1987, Swann, 1996]
- Keys, D. Dead men’s shoes ‘protected’ miners. The Independent. 31 March 1991, 6.
- Marquis-Kyle, Peter “Concealed Shoes” (http://www.marquis-kyle.com.au/mt/000049.htm)
- “Mummified Moggy.” Macclesfield Express, 2 October 2002 (http://www.macclesfield-express.co.uk/news/s/94/94099_mummified_moggy.html)
- Rushen, J. Hidden Secrets of Old Houses. The Period Home, 1985.6 (9), 11-13.
- “Shoes in the Wall” (http://j.w.d.home.comcast.net/whs/Shoes_in_the_Wall/shoes_in_the_wall.htm)
- SPNEA. “Walk Right In! Shoes at the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities” http://www.thebee.com/aweb/archive/shoe.htm 22 Jan 2001 [No sources given]
- “Talisans” Rewind (http://www.abc.net.au/tv/rewind/txt/s1218257.htm)
- Time Team 2004, Ightham Mote. The £10-million house: a Time Team special. (http://www.channel4.com/history/timeteam/2004_ightham_t.html)
- Wayland Historical Society, “SHOES IN THE WALL: A CAUTION FOR OWNERS OF OLD HOMES.” http://www.townonline.koz.com/servlet/visit_ProcServ/DBPAGE=cge&GID=01052010230955133819162808&PG=01005010230964717203793845 (OLD URL. New URL is http://j.w.d.home.attbi.com/whs.) 22 Jan 2001 [No sources given]
- William, Robert. “A tale of shoes” http://www.northernutah.com/mayflower/news5-98.htm 7 Dec 2000 (pub Mayflower Newsletter, May 1998) 22 Jan 2001 [article mentions June Swann, and quotes Rusty Moore]
- Atzbach, Rainer. “Medieval and Postmedieval Turnshoes from Kempten (Allgäu), Germany. New aspects of shoemaker technique at about 1500.” postprinted paper in: Ivan Planka (ed.), Shoes in History 2000. The Collection of Lectures of the 3rd International Conference (Zlin 2001) pp. 184-196 (http://www.uni-bamberg.de/~ba5am1/info/shoes.htm)
- Cameron, Pitt, Swann and Volken, “Hidden shoes and concealed beliefs.” Archaeological Leather Group Newsletter no. 7 (Feb. 1998)
- Dean, John. “Ritual protection marks on Norfolk buildings: a recent survey.” A paper compiled for the Vernacular Architecture Group Spring Conference in Norwich, April 1997. http://www.homewld.demon.co.uk/content.htm
- Deliberately Concealed Garments Project http://www.concealedgarments.org/ 2003
- Dixon-Smith, Denise. “Concealed shoes.” Archaeological Leather Group Newsletter no.6 (Spring 1990)
- Eastop, Diana. Garments deliberately concealed in buildings. In: Wallis, R and Lymer K. (eds.) 2001. A Permeability of Boundaries? New approaches to the Archaeology of Art, Religion and Folklore. BAR International Series S936. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports, 79-84. Also this published paper was originally delivered at a conference called ‘A Permeability of Boundaries? New approaches to the Archaeology of Art, Religion and Folklore’ at the University of Southampton in 1999. © Copyright 2001 Dinah Eastop http://www.concealedgarments.org/text/research/articles/eastop_garments.html 21 July 2003 [Numerous sources
- Eastop, Dinah. “Secret Agents: Deliberately Concealed Garments as Symbolic Textiles.” Tales in the Textile: The Conservation of Flags and Other Symbolic Textiles: Preprints: North American Textile Conservation Conference 2003, November 6 to 8, 2003. Ed. Charlotte Dew, 2003.
- Goubitz, Olaf. “Verborgen Schoeisel” in Westerheem VIII, no.5 (1989) pp.233-39.
- Fisher, Charles L. and Paul R. Huey. “Current Research and Future Directions in Archaeology at the Bureau of Historic Sites.” Journal of Middle Atlantic Archaeology v. 12 (1996) pp. 171-172 [Source Merrifield, 1987]
- Hoggard, Brian. Folk Magic in Britain 1200-2000 – Archaeology and History. The Glyph The Archaeological Institute of America, San Diego Society. 1(23), March 2001, 4, 5 and 11.
- Hoggard, Brian. Home’s Hidden Charms. SPAB News (The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings), 22(3), 2001, 18-21.
- Lloyd, V., Dean, J. and Westwood, J. ‘Burn marks as evidence of apotropaic practices in houses, farm buildings and churches in post-Medieval East Anglia’. In: Wallis, R. and Lymer, K. (eds.) . A Permeability of Boundaries? New Approaches to the Archaeology of Art, Religion and Folklore. BAR International Series S936. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports, 57-70.2001
- Merrifield, Ralph. The Archaeology of Ritual and Magic Batsford, 1987 [Sole source for shoe finds is Swann, 1969]
- Merrifield, Ralph. “Folklore in London Archaeology”, The London Archaeologist 1:5 (Winter, 1969)
- Northampton Borough Council. “Boot and shoe facts: Why are shoes found hidden in buildings” http://www.northampton.gov.uk/Museums/Collections/Boot_and_shoe_/Boot_and_shoe_facts.htm 7 Dec 2000 [No sources given]
- Swann, June. “Shoes concealed in buildings.” Northampton Museum Journal. 6 (December 1969) pp.8-21.
- Swann, June. “Shoes concealed in buildings.” Northampton Museum Journal. Supplement (1988)
- Swann, June. “Shoes concealed in buildings.” Costume: Journal of the Costume Society no.30 (1996) pp.56-99 [Sources: Nevinson, 1934; Swann, 1969; Merrifield, 1969; Baker, 1977; Lloyd, 1980; Merrifield; 1987; Swann, 1988; Goubitz, 1989; Dixon-Smith, 1990, and mentions Günter Grass, The Tin Drum.] (also found at http://www.apotropaios.co.uk/june_swann_concealed_shoes.htm)
- Baker, Margaret. The Realms of Gold. (London: Weidenfield & Nicolson, 1975; Penguin, 1977), p.357.
- Baker, M. Folklore and Customs of Rural England. Newton Abbot: David & Charles.1974.
- Easton, Timothy. “Scribed and Painted Symbols” [I have not been able to track down this article]
- Frazer, J. “The perils of the soul.” The Golden Bough, A Study of Magic and Religion. The Macmillan Press:1922. London, 235-255.
- Lloyd, Pen. Col The History of the Mysterious Papilon Hall (Leicester, c.1980).
- Nevinson, J.L. Letter to the Times, 5 February 1934 [“…With reference to the discovery in Sussex, is there any reason or superstition to account for the placing of old worn shoes (usually women’s) in walls or floors?”]
- Opie, Iona and Moira Tatem, eds, A Dictionary of Superstitions. Oxford: Oxford Paperbacks, 1992
- Pickering, David. A Dictionary of Folklore. New York : Facts on File, 1999
- Pickering, David. Cassell dictionary of superstitions. London: Cassell, 1995
- Pickering, David. The Cassell dictionary of folklore. London: Cassell, 1999
- Ruppel, Timothy, Neuworth, Jessica, Leone, Mark P., Fry, Gladys-Marie. “Hidden from view: African spiritual spaces in North American landscapes.” Antiquity 77:296 (June 2003) pp.321-335.
- Simpson, Jacqueline and Steve Roud. A Dictionary of English Folklore. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.